Rachel Dwyer

Rachel Dwyer is an author and culture critic based in London. She has written extensively on Hindi cinema and is an Open contributor

The Kings and Queens of Mumbai
The Kings and Queens of Mumbai

Will Hindi films return to form this year?

13 January 2023
An English Drought

And escaping into the cloudbursts of Indian imagination

04 November 2022
Amitabh Bachchan
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Role Moral

Effortlessly shuttling between romance and rage

07 October 2022
A True Countrywoman
A True Countrywoman

King Charles III must remember that royalty needs charisma to succeed

16 September 2022
The Tribal Pursuit

The Murmu moment and cinema’s indebtedness to Adivasi culture

22 July 2022
The Evil Eye

The evolution of curses in mythology and cinema

24 June 2022

Can Indian cinema make it big in Russia again?

06 May 2022
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Director’s Roar

The globalisation of South Indian cinema began with Rajamouli

01 April 2022
Club Istanbul

Identity markers in a new Turkish series echo the melodrama of Hindi cinema

18 March 2022
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The Heart of the Song

Lata sang for all of us. Her voice was instantly recognisable. Whoever the star, she brought us into the heroine’s inner life

11 February 2022


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